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Marlin "Jake" Nafziger

October 4, 1926 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 91)

Marlin “Jake” Nafziger, age 91, of Archbold passed away Friday October 7, 2017 at Hillside Country Living. Prior to his retirement he had been and insurance salesman for more than 50 years.


Marlin was born on October 4, 1926 in Stryker, Ohio. On December 25, 1950 he married Arlene Dierks and she preceded him in death in 2015. He was a member of the Stryker United Brethren Church where he had been active for many years. Marlin enjoyed woodworking and had also sung in Barbershop Quartets.


Surviving is grandson; Michael (Beth) Harrold of Perrysburg, grand-daughter; Jennifer Harrold of Hicksville and great-grandchildren; Carter, Allison and Lucy Harrold. Preceding him in death besides his wife, Arlene were sons, Lynn in 1980 and Todd in 2009.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Friday October 13, 2017 at the Stryker United Brethren Church with Pastor Nick Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in the Stryker Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Stryker American Legion Post.  Friends may visit with the family at the Stryker United Brethren Church from 2:00-6:00pm on Thursday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Stryker United Brethren Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at The Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.  

 Service Information

October 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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